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The actual recorded sound is full with an impressive dynamic range and tonal qualities.
Everything rolls inevitably, with a flavour of grand pianistic style and an infallible sense of conveying deep emotions.
For example, Edwin Fischer performs in a most excellent manner in the Second Piano Concerto with Furtwangler.
I can see why this CD is so highly regarded, beautifully recorded and even more beautifully played.Published 3 months ago by Peter Searby
Modernism in music is peculiarly related to Liberalism. Modernism (in music) claims to refrain from excess for the sake of 'text', while either ignoring or missing the fact that... Read morePublished 8 months ago by The Southerner
I got these recordings because I remember Freire's debut recordings with Kempe and the MPO back in 1971. He showed himself then as a sensitive pianist with excellent technique. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Wandering Cloud
I came to these works late - only recently, in fact. And I've listened to a couple of recordings, including the new and highly touted one by Hélène Grimaud (see my... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robert B. Lamm
This pair of performances, recorded in 2005-6, are a distillation from 'live' performances at that time. Read morePublished 21 months ago by I. Giles
I should be groued with those who find these performances to be perfectly okay but certainly not benchmark recordings. Read morePublished on November 18, 2012 by J. R. Trtek
At first I was spellbound by these fastidious, smooth performances and would still say that there's much to recommend them. Read morePublished on July 1, 2012 by Paul Bubny
I bought this CD because I wanted to have a nice modern recording in very good sound quality - sorry to say that I am dissappointed because altough the recording reveals a lot of... Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by Kornél Endre Schalk, Budapest
Three words for the interpretation on this recording: dull, dull, dull. I have to mention that the orchestra is perfectly in tune and the soloist hits all of the notes, but... Read morePublished on June 15, 2011 by TallGuy